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Here you’ll find details of events by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership and the wide range of Zero Carbon Cumbria projects funded by the National Lottery.

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Fixfest 2024

Art Gene Mezzanine Gallery Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Road Entrance, Barrow-In- Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A day festival of fixing, mending, upcycling, arts, crafts, demonstrations, workshops, refreshments, entertainment and fun! We cannot wait for our day festival celebrating all things fixing, upcycling, sharing, redistributing but with a festival feel – expect artsy demonstrations with unexpected materials, fun & all for FREE.

The Rebuild Site: Outdoor clothing repair

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Learn how to repair outdoor clothing and equipment in this specialised fabric repair session. Mend something you want to fix, or learn the basics. Previous sewing experience is useful, but not essential. You can bring your own sewing machine, if you have one. 18+ / Booking on Eventbrite - £30

£30

Compost Making Workshop

Eden River Trust Tree Nursery Plot 99, Brackenber Allotments, Penrith

PACT is holding a Composting Workshop in conjunction with Eden Rivers Trust, at their tree nursery in Penrith - do come and find out all about different methods of composting and also how to build a composting bin! Garden Organics Master Composters will be there to offer their expertise!

Carbon Calling: for farmers, by farmers

Sleastonhow Kirkby Thore, Penrith

Carbon Calling CIC is a farmer-led movement founded in 2019 by Liz Genever and Nic Renison. We will be back on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2024 for our third Carbon Calling Conference with keynote speaker Allen Williams Understanding Ag It is aimed at farmers who are just on the turn - they know what […]

The Rebuild Site: Get Started with DIY

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Get started with basic DIY skills. We will explore a number of different little projects, such as bleeding a radiator, using various tools and putting up a shelf. Watch demonstrations and then try it out yourself. There will be plenty of time to ask questions - perfect for planning your DIY projects. 18+ / Booking […]

£10

The Rebuild Site: Upcycling t-shirt necklaces

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Upcycle your old t-shirts into unique works of wearable textile art. We'll experiment with different ways of using the t-shirts to create fun and wearable necklaces. 16+ / Booking on Eventbrite - £15

£15

The Rebuild Site: Ceramic tile painting

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

We will use various ceramic painting methods to decorate a ceramic tile. This is a great way to decorate surplus tiles and make great gifts. 14+ / Booking on Eventbrite - PWYC

Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

The Rebuild Site: Introduction to lime mortars for homeowners

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Join us for a 1-hour information session to talk through the different types of lime mortars, different uses and what might be appropriate for your old house. The course is meant for homeowners who may be wanting to do their own repairs or those seeking knowledge before appointing builders. 18+ / Booking on Eventbrite - […]

Free
Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Cartmel Peninsular Repair Cafe

Cartmel Peninsula Repair Cafe

Grange Methodist Church Grange Methodist Church, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Our wonderful volunteer repairers will also offer textile repairs, zips, darning etc, electronics repairs, repairs of mechanical, wood and metal items, plus electrical repairs. There will also be refreshments!

The Rebuild Site: Upcycling – button brooches

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Upcycle old buttons, beads and bits of broken jewellery into a beautiful brooch. We will explore different ways to build up unique and beautiful embellished surfaces. Bring your own buttons and broken jewellery, or use our supplies. 16+ / Booking on Eventbrite - £15

£15
Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

The Rebuild Site: Woodturning

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

If you are interested in woodwork, give woodturning a try. We have various one-hour sessions available so you can watch a demonstration and try the techniques to make your own little wooden item. 1 hour sessions- various available 18+ / Booking on Eventbrite - £20

£20
Event Series Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Old Fire Station Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The fantastically talented volunteers at Penrith Repair Cafe are great at fixing a wide variety of items, from broken electronics to holey clothes and ornaments. They'll share their expertise and top tips with you while they fix your items to give you confidence to tackle your next repair yourself. There's also delicious home made cake, […]

Free
Event Series Ulverston Repair Cafe

Ulverston Repair Cafe

Croftlands Community Centre 44 Central Drive, Ulverston

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. More info

Conversation café and slow cycle

Carlisle TBC, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A slow cycle ride through the streets of Carlisle (route tbc) hosted by Sustainable Carlisle with a chat at a local food and drink establishment. The conversation is informal, but it is around a set theme / agenda to gather your thoughts and focus your attention. More info

Cumberland Wildflower Planting Community Day

Backfield Community Park Coronation Drive, Salterbeck, Workington, Cumbria, United Kingdom

As part of the Walk in the Woods Project at Riverside,in collaborations with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we are turning the Backfield Community Park into our very own small coppice woodland in the heart of the Salterbeck estate. We are looking for volunteers to assist us in planting up to 24,000 wildflower bulbs on […]

The Rebuild Site: Make a DIY apron

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Transform old tea towels into practical and useful aprons for the home, garden, studio or shed. We'll explore some basic sewing skills and have fun playing with designs. 16+ / Booking on Eventbrite - £15

£15

The Rebuild Site: Slate art

The Rebuild Site Dukes Drive, Carlisle

Slate pieces can be decorated in a number of ways to make lovely home and display items. We will try different methods and create something great to take away. 14+ / Booking on Eventbrite - PWYC

Event Series Brampton and Fellside Repair Cafe

Brampton and Fellside Repair Cafe

Brampton Community Centre Union Lane, Brampton, Brampton, Carlisle, United Kingdom

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Cartmel Peninsular Repair Cafe

Cartmel Peninsula Repair Cafe

Grange Methodist Church Grange Methodist Church, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Our wonderful volunteer repairers will also offer textile repairs, zips, darning etc, electronics repairs, repairs of mechanical, wood and metal items, plus electrical repairs. There will also be refreshments!

Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Ulverston Repair Cafe

Ulverston Repair Cafe

Croftlands Community Centre 44 Central Drive, Ulverston

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Simply Repair holds community repair events where you can get clothes, small electrical items, furniture, baskets, books, toys, jewellery and other household items repaired. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn to repair.

Event Series Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Old Fire Station Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The fantastically talented volunteers at Penrith Repair Cafe are great at fixing a wide variety of items, from broken electronics to holey clothes and ornaments. They'll share their expertise and top tips with you while they fix your items to give you confidence to tackle your next repair yourself. There's also delicious home made cake, […]

Free

Climate Fresk – Open Course

Penrith Methodist Church Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria

Climate Fresk is Cumbria Action for Sustainability's brand new, half day training designed to unpack the causes and effects of the climate crisis. It uses 42 'cards' drawn directly from the latest IPCC report which are designed to facilitate discussion which can unpick the complexities of the climate system and explore the interrelated issues. It's […]

Event Series Conversation café and slow cycle

Conversation café and slow cycle

Carlisle TBC, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A slow cycle ride through the streets of Carlisle (route tbc) hosted by Sustainable Carlisle with a chat at a local food and drink establishment. The conversation is informal, but it is around a set theme / agenda to gather your thoughts and focus your attention. More info

Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Cartmel Peninsular Repair Cafe

Cartmel Peninsula Repair Cafe

Grange Methodist Church Grange Methodist Church, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Our wonderful volunteer repairers will also offer textile repairs, zips, darning etc, electronics repairs, repairs of mechanical, wood and metal items, plus electrical repairs. There will also be refreshments!

Event Series Ulverston Repair Cafe

Ulverston Repair Cafe

Croftlands Community Centre 44 Central Drive, Ulverston

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Kendal Repair Cafe

Kendal Repair Cafe

Space2Create Unit 31, The Factory, Aynam Road, Kendal

Simply Repair holds community repair events where you can get clothes, small electrical items, furniture, baskets, books, toys, jewellery and other household items repaired. We bring together people with skills to repair and those who want to learn to repair.

Event Series Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Repair Cafe

Penrith Old Fire Station Bridge Lane, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom

The fantastically talented volunteers at Penrith Repair Cafe are great at fixing a wide variety of items, from broken electronics to holey clothes and ornaments. They'll share their expertise and top tips with you while they fix your items to give you confidence to tackle your next repair yourself. There's also delicious home made cake, […]

Free
Event Series Conversation café and slow cycle

Conversation café and slow cycle

Carlisle TBC, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom

A slow cycle ride through the streets of Carlisle (route tbc) hosted by Sustainable Carlisle with a chat at a local food and drink establishment. The conversation is informal, but it is around a set theme / agenda to gather your thoughts and focus your attention. More info

Event Series Carlisle Repair Cafe

Carlisle Repair Cafe

Botcherby Community Centre Victoria Road, Carlisle

Have items gathering dust that need repairing? From electrical items to clothes, repair cafes use volunteers to run informal and friendly events where you can save items from landfill. Click below to find out more. More info

Event Series Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Repair Cafe

Alston Town Hall The Annex, Town Hall, Front St,, Alston, United Kingdom

Join us at the Repair Café in Alston Town Hall Annexe this Saturday from 10 am to 3pm. Contact: repaircafe@alstonworkshop.org Find out more  

Event Series Cartmel Peninsular Repair Cafe

Cartmel Peninsula Repair Cafe

Grange Methodist Church Grange Methodist Church, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Our wonderful volunteer repairers will also offer textile repairs, zips, darning etc, electronics repairs, repairs of mechanical, wood and metal items, plus electrical repairs. There will also be refreshments!

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